Re: Crystal Rhinestones
- Is there any particular reason that you're using pointed-back stones?
That seems like a fair amount of extra bother (trying to get them to
stay stable on the point until the glue is set) when heat-set
rhinestones are so easily available and much less bother to work with.
That being said, my 'weapon of choice' is a pair of forceps (the kind
used for precision electronics work, not surgical ones--mine have a
rubber coating on the handle that makes them easier to hang onto and
less stress on my fingers). The handle's large enough that it's much
easier to manipulate than a pair of twwezers, and the jaws of the
forceps have a little bit of a cross-hatch on them that helps them
hold the stones a little more solidly than smooth tweezers (which I've
also used in the past.)
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "iom315" <IOM315@...> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that
> does not leave a residue on the stone?
> The stones I use are 29SS pointed back Swavroski Crystal.
> I pick up the rhinestone, place a bit of hot glue on its point, then
> apply it on the fabric. So far I have had the best results
> with painters tape, but it does have it's draw backs.